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Grokenstein's Journal
Grokenstein's Journal
August 31, 2021

Just got back from my local Safeway...

As I'm heading to the checkout, two pairs of "mask combos" (one masked, one not) are meandering around in front of the registers, clinging to each other suspiciously strongly for, you know, grocery shopping. Very nice lady at the register asks her next customer to wait a moment, then goes out and confronts them together. "I'm sorry, you cannot be in this store without a mask."

The excuses don't work. She offers them free masks, then when they try to brush her off she offers a free escort off the premises with the security guard if they don't leave immediately. I almost bit my own tongue clean off stifling some bellowing laughter.

Safeway's done some things over the years that have pissed me off, but this ain't one of 'em. You go, lady!

August 4, 2021

Another idiot causes another inflight fight, ends up duct-taped to seat as passengers laugh


Berry, 22, is facing multiple misdemeanor charges, the Miami-Dade Police Department said. According to police, Berry was accused of groping two female flight attendants and punching a male flight attendant in the face, according to police. He was seen on the now-viral video screaming during the incident that his parents are worth “two million goddamn dollars.”

Moron. ...Oh, wait, it gets better/worse:

Berry was also involved in Greek life at the college and was given an award for being a “perfect role model,” and for leading the “fight to dismantle fraternity stereotypes,” a Zoom video posted by Ohio Wesleyan shows.

Ohio Wesleyan told The New York Times in a statement, “Ohio Wesleyan is saddened to learn of this situation with one of our graduates. The case does not involve the university, and the incidents depicted do not reflect Ohio Wesleyan’s values.”

There was some uproar over Frontier's response, but as many have pointed out this is just procedure, not punishment (so far). The attendants are still being paid, they're just "off duty" to be available for the investigation into the incident. The attendants' union is of course watching closely.

Frontier Airlines received backlash after saying in its initial statement that the crew members who restrained Berry had been suspended pending an investigation. The statement said, “The flight attendants will be, as required in such circumstances, relieved of flying pending completion of an investigation.” The airline also initially said “proper policies for restraining a passenger were not followed.”

And it didn't take long for Brent Terhune to jump on it!

Welcome to your future, Daddy's little frat boy.

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